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Ill-timed counsel. Bid a sick man in sadness make his will; Ah, word ill-urged to one that is so ill! 35-i. 1. 701
Mental conflict. Conceit and grief an eager combat fight; What wit sets down, is blotted straight with will ; This is too curious-good, this blunt and ill: Much like, a press of people at a door, Throng her inventions, which shall go before.
I told ye all, When we first put this dangerous stone a rolling, 'Twould fall upon ourselves.
25—v. 2. 703
Passion, Take heed, lest by your heat you burn yourselves.
22-v. 1. 704
24-ii. 2. 705
9-iv. 1. 706
Friends parting. Farewell: The leisure and the fearful time Cuts off the ceremonious vows of love, And ample interchange of sweet discourse, Which so-long-sunder'd friends should dwell upon.
24-v. 3. 707
What heaven more will That thee may furnish, and my prayers pluck down, Fall on thy head!
11-i. 1. 708
The same. Prosperity be thy page!
c Gen. xlii. 21, 22. d'Furnish,' that may help thee with more and better qualifi. cations.
The best wishes, that can be forged in your thoughts, be servants to you!
710 The best and wholesomest spirits of the night Envelope you.
5-iv. 2. 711 The heavens rain odours on you!
712 The benediction of these covering heavens Fall on your heads like dew!
713 God knows, of pure devotion.
22-i. 1. 714
Consolation to believers.
22-ii. 1. 715
Providence. There is a special providence in the fall of a spar
If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all.
Divine superintendence. Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well, [us, When our deep plots do pall;' and that should teach
• John iv. 24.
Phil. iii. 3.
There's a Divinity that shapes our ends,
36-v. 2. 717 Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell: Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.
That word-grace, In an ungracious mouth, is but profane. 17-ii. 3.
The soul. The immortal part needs a physician; though that be sick, it dies not.
'Tis a vile thing to die, When men are unprepared, and look not for it.
24-iii. 2. 721
Men must endure Their going hence, even as their coming hither: Ripeness is all.
Ah, what a sign it is of evil life, When death's approach is seen so terrible!
22- iii. 3. 723
The brevity of life.
The time of life is short; To spend that shortness basely, were too long, If life did ride upon a dial's point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour. 18-V, 2.
8 Ps lr.
Whereto serves mercy,
God the cause of all causes.
ll-ii. 1. 727
Fall of man and redemption.
h An allusion to Daniel judging the two elders. See also Matt. xi. 25, and I Cor. i. 27.
i i.e. When Moses smote the rock in Horeb..--Exod. xvii. 5, 6, &c.
k Referring to the children of Israel passing the Red Sea, when miracles had been denied by Pharaoh. 1 Rom. iii, 10---23.
m John iii. 16.
n Ps. cxxx. 3. Eph. iv. 24---32.
Upon the place beneath:P it is twice bless'd;
Consider this, -
9-iv. 1. 729
God's mercies to be remembered.
22-ii. 1. 730
22-iv. 9. 731
Provocation against Heaven.
35–iv. 5. 732
Divine judgment. If my suspect be false, forgive me, God; For judgment only doth belong to thee! 22- iii. 2. 733
Condemnation. Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all. 22-iii. 3. 734
The terrors of guilt in death.
P Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.---Ecclus. xxxv. 20.
9 Micah vii, 18. * Matt. vi. 12, 14, 15.
• Deut. ix. 8. Ps. cvi. 43.